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LoneStar 12-31-2010 05:33 PM

LoneStar's 2011 Camaro: Sophia/MARZ [COTW 5/19/14]
 
Most Recent pics:

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...ps987dfbcc.png

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...ps39279b9a.png

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9e1fe902.png



Hey ya'll,

I guess it's time that I start an album! :happyanim: July 7th, I purchased a stock IOM LS Camaro and have slowly made it my own. Here are a few pics of the progress so far! I'll add more photos as changes are made. Enjoy!

Right after the drive home:
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...o/DSC00513.jpg

Completely stock:
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0492.jpg

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...o/DSC00516.jpg

First mods, Injen short ram intake and painted the engine cover:
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...o/DSC00680.jpg

Rear black out:
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_7497.jpg

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_7499.jpg

Front fascia black out:
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_7502.jpg

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_7504.jpg



***List updated 04.20.2014***

Mod List:
Appearance:
Wheels- 18x9 Falken RT-7M with red pinstripe [1, 2]
Stripe- Gloss Black Center Stripe [1]
Front and Rear Gloss Painted Blackouts
V8 Front Bumper (gone)
ZL1 Front Fascia [1]
Spoiler- MPD1 [1]
Custom Grill Emblem [1]
RS halo headlights [1]
Gen5DIY non-RS to RS head light harness, halos always on
Bowties- Gloss Black Center with Metallic Blue Surround
Black Taillight Bezels
Lighting- "Knight Rider" style grill light [1]
Engine Cover- Metallic Blue/Silver
Grill- ZL1 grill [1]
Tinted taillights [1]
LED DRL/turn signal lighting
Tinted Sidemarkers
Tinted front turn signals
Tinted Windows
LED license plate lights

Performance:
Air Intake- Injen Short Ram Intake
BBK LT Headers w/ hi flow cats [1]
Exhaust- MRT V 2.0 Exhaust w/ Resonator Delete [1, 2, 3]
Trifecta Engine Tune
Tires: Nitto 555: 265/50-18 front, 295/45-18 rear. [1]

Suspension:
BMR 1.2" Lowering Springs [1]

Interior
Kicker DX 500.1 amp powering a 12" Kicker CVR subwoofer, in a Subthump stealth sub box [1]
LED dome/trunk light

Future/wanted mods:
Nitrous Oxide
sway bars
Painted door panels

rhd 01-03-2011 06:21 PM

lookin good!

LoneStar 01-15-2011 07:38 PM

Thanks, rhd!

Just installed new wheels!!! :happyanim:

They're Falken RT-7M in 18" x 9". I definitely need some drop springs, now!!!

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_7549.jpg

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_7541.jpg

I also discovered the 'RAW format' on the camera, so the pics show the "true" IOM color!!!

whamslam3 01-30-2011 12:06 AM

looks cool man... hey are your black outs vinyl or paint and if they are paint how much? also what color?
how much were ur bezels?

2010 SSRS 01-30-2011 12:08 AM

looks great

LoneStar 01-30-2011 02:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whamslam3 (Post 2783173)
looks cool man... hey are your black outs vinyl or paint and if they are paint how much? also what color?
how much were ur bezels?

Thanks! :w00t: The blackouts are painted in satin black. I'm not sure about the price; it was a gift from my uncle who used to own a body shop, so I only paid about $40 for the paint and clear.

I painted the bezels myself following this DIY:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46729
I did the bezels in flat black, so that the light doesn't reflect off the bezels at night. Right now, I'm undecided about tinting the taillights... :iono:

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2010 SSRS (Post 2783181)
looks great

Thanks! :thumbsup:

camaroitalia 02-04-2011 03:19 PM

Car looks awesome. the wheels really look nice

LoneStar 02-04-2011 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by camaroitalia (Post 2803672)
Car looks awesome. the wheels really look nice

Thanks! I like your sig! Did you do it yourself?

camaroitalia 02-05-2011 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LoneStarCamaro (Post 2804251)
Thanks! I like your sig! Did you do it yourself?

Na check out the thread Playing with my Crayons. Hazman makes some awesome sigs for people!

LoneStar 02-05-2011 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by camaroitalia (Post 2807917)
Na check out the thread Playing with my Crayons. Hazman makes some awesome sigs for people!

Allright. I'll get one made after I take off my front plate. :chevy:

LoneStar 02-08-2011 06:48 PM

Got bored today, so I decided to play with the camera (I almost spelled 'camara') and HDR.

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...amaro/0055.jpg

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...amaro/0048.jpg

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...amaro/0050.jpg

SUX2BU 02-09-2011 12:24 AM

Noticed you were looking at different wheels threads. I think you should keep your wheels, lower it an inch and throw some 275/45 18 tires on there. They are only 0.9" shorter so your speedo won't be that much off. Only 1.8 mph faster at 60 mph.
Or go for broke, lower it 1.4" and throw some 285/40 18 tires on there. They would be 1.6" shorter, so your speedo would be 3.4 mph faster at 60 mph. Still not a big deal if you can't correct the computer. That's the direction I'm going with mine.

Dangeruss 02-09-2011 12:51 AM

Looks good bro. You putting her in the show this weekend?

LoneStar 02-09-2011 01:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SUX2BU (Post 2819164)
Noticed you were looking at different wheels threads. I think you should keep your wheels, lower it an inch and throw some 275/45 18 tires on there. They are only 0.9" shorter so your speedo won't be that much off. Only 1.8 mph faster at 60 mph.
Or go for broke, lower it 1.4" and throw some 285/40 18 tires on there. They would be 1.6" shorter, so your speedo would be 3.4 mph faster at 60 mph. Still not a big deal if you can't correct the computer. That's the direction I'm going with mine.

Yeah, I'm hoping to see the wheels on Dangeruss's car since it's a similar design wheel and his car is lowered. I'm definitely going to lower it an inch, and have been thinking about going with Nitto 555 in 285/40. Since it's my DD and I've already put alot of miles on the car, I'd like to be able to recalibrate the speedo; but as far as I know there isn't a way to recalibrate or tune the V6's. :thumbdown:

LoneStar 02-09-2011 01:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dangeruss (Post 2819254)
Looks good bro. You putting her in the show this weekend?

Thanks!

I won't be in the show this year. :( I didn't think I was going to be in town this weekend, but I had a change of plans. I'll probably head up there to check out all the rides! :thumbsup:

SUX2BU 02-09-2011 01:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LoneStarCamaro (Post 2819320)
Yeah, I'm hoping to see the wheels on Dangeruss's car since it's a similar design wheel and his car is lowered. I'm definitely going to lower it an inch, and have been thinking about going with Nitto 555 in 285/40. Since it's my DD and I've already put alot of miles on the car, I'd like to be able to recalibrate the speedo; but as far as I know there isn't a way to recalibrate or tune the V6's. :thumbdown:

Yeah, his new set up should be very close to your current set up. You have 28.6" all the way around and he is going with 28.8 rear and 28.4 front.
I think that will look great on the back, but a little too much sidewall on front for me. I'm taking a chance and going 28" rear and 27" front. I hope the 1" diference doesn't freak out the comp. If it does and it can't be tuned to get fixed I already have a couple of fixes up my sleeve.


My front should be the exact same diameter as the 285/40 you want to do. Don't know when you are looking to get new tires but I already ordered my tires. Wheels are what's gonna take a while, probably late March. My car will also be lowered 1.4" already have the springs sitting here. I'll gladly put my two fronts on one side of the car so you can get an exact idea of what your car will look like lowered and with 27" tall tires all the way around. Should look killer.

LoneStar 02-09-2011 02:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SUX2BU (Post 2819372)
Yeah, his new set up should be very close to your current set up. You have 28.6" all the way around and he is going with 28.8 rear and 28.4 front.
I think that will look great on the back, but a little too much sidewall on front for me. I'm taking a chance and going 28" rear and 27" front. I hope the 1" diference doesn't freak out the comp. If it does and it can't be tuned to get fixed I already have a couple of fixes up my sleeve.


My front should be the exact same diameter as the 285/40 you want to do. Don't know when you are looking to get new tires but I already ordered my tires. Wheels are what's gonna take a while, probably late March. My car will also be lowered 1.4" already have the springs sitting here. I'll gladly put my two fronts on one side of the car so you can get an exact idea of what your car will look like lowered and with 27" tall tires all the way around. Should look killer.

You'll have one of the few convertibles with 18" wheels! :thumbup:

I'll probably get new tires late spring or early summer. I'll for sure lower the car first. I can't see myself getting rid of these tires with so much tread left on them.

I'll watch out for the post when you bring your new car home and all the goods to go with it!

Jabs 02-09-2011 10:20 AM

I really Like the blackouts and rims looking good!!

LoneStar 02-09-2011 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jabs (Post 2820126)
I really Like the blackouts and rims looking good!!

Thanks! It's a work in progress! :thumbsup:

LoneStar 02-15-2011 12:59 AM

2 Attachment(s)
Not really a mod for my car, but I made a Signature for any pics that I take and any photoshops that I work on! In these photos, the signatures are in the lower corners. I made a sig for dark backgrounds and one for brighter backgrounds. The sigs will usually be smaller in the pics, but I made them bigger in these pics to show more detail.

Let me know what you think! :w00t:

Attachment 207122

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Mindz 02-15-2011 01:04 AM

Nice looking pictures Lonestar. Car looks great! :thumbsup:

LoneStar 02-15-2011 12:35 PM

Thanks, Mindz! :D

LoneStar 03-12-2011 07:20 PM

Got rid of the license plate bracket this week! Car looks 10x better! I was going to polish the car, but decided to wait until I have a random orbital so I dont' have to polish by hand. :facepalm: I did clay and wax the car, but the cloudy sky didn't allow the camera to pick up the shine.

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...o/DSC01067.jpg

Also, took out #1 ('95 Camaro), cleaned it up and took some pics! It's the first time I've gotten pics of both Camaro's at the same time! :happyanim:

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...o/DSC01052.jpg

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...o/DSC01053.jpg

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...o/DSC01058.jpg

Americanmadecargirl 03-14-2011 05:14 PM

Looks very nice!!

LoneStar 04-24-2011 07:05 PM

Bad post
 
FML!!! Well today just fell flat. Ended up damaging one of my wheels. :upset: Curb just jumped out of no where! And on the driver's side, too!!! I think it's a sign; I guess I'll be better off if I just get rid of the Camaro. :cry:
















































Only kidding about getting rid of the car! I can't get rid of it this easily. Here's some pics of the damage. :barf: Not sure what I'm going to do about it yet...

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...o/DSC01071.jpg

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...o/DSC01072.jpg


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